talking money with your honey

Talking Money with Your Honey (Video)

Talking money with your honey can be stressful.  Most people are more embarrassed about getting financially naked with their partner than physically naked!  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with your Honey by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. (Available from Amazon) It is packed with tips and scripts for making money …

Tis the Season for Emotional Spending

Emotional spending peaks in the month of December when we’re doing our holiday shopping. In this video, I share tips on how to keep Santa from emptying your wallet! Be mindful of your emotional spending triggers.  Do others in your family pressure you to spend more than you’d planned?  Are you buying extra presents for your kids because you’re trying …

Financial Divorce Disasters (Video)

Divorce is an incredibly emotional time for people, which also means it’s a particularly dangerous time for money mistakes! Here are 3 red flags to be on the lookout for: 1.) Using money as a weapon against your soon-to-be ex-spouse. It’s likely this will boomerang back with negative consequences for you! 2.) Giving too much away to keep the peace. …

Different is Not Wrong (Video)

Do you disagree with your spouse about money? Many times these issues are gray areas, with no clear right or wrong answers.  Most of us want to get our way and we usually think that our way is best! But just because your spouse thinks differently than you doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is wrong.  If you find …

Unequal Pay, Equal Say (Video)

When you are married, both you and your spouse have an equal say in the family finances! It doesn’t matter if you make 100%, 50%, or 0% of the income. As far the state is concerned, if you are legally married, you have an equal share of the family’s assets.  But if one partner feels entitled to a greater say in …

Dear Younger Me

The song, “Dear Younger Me,” by MercyMe, has been stuck in my head recently. The song is full of advice the singer would give to his younger self. So I wondered: What money advice would people want to give their younger selves? So I posted the above picture of me and my best friend, Nicholle Bays, with this caption on …

The Benefits of Cosigning a Loan (Insert Sarcasm Here) Video

There are many “fun” benefits that you may reap when you cosign a loan for a friend or family member and put yourself on the hook for their debt.  There’s upwards of a 75% chance that you’ll get to pay the loan yourself. You’ll have the pleasure of dealing with bill collectors, liens, garnishments and bank attachments if you don’t …